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Author Takayoshi, Ichiro.
Title American writers and the approach of World War II, 1930-1941 : a literary history / Ichiro Takayoshi, Tufts University.
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.

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Author Takayoshi, Ichiro.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Literature and the war.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Political and social views.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
War in literature.
Description 1 online resource
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Summary "Ichiro Takayoshi's book argues that World War II transformed American literary culture. From the mid-1930s to the American entry into World War II in 1941, pre-eminent figures from Ernest Hemingway to Reinhold Neibuhr responded to the turn of the public's interest from the economic depression at home to the menace of totalitarian systems abroad by producing novels, short stories, plays, poems, and cultural criticism in which they prophesied the coming of a second world war and explored how America could prepare for it. The variety of competing answers offered a rich legacy of idioms, symbols, and standard arguments that were destined to license America's promotion of its values and interests around the world for the rest of the twentieth century. Ambitious in scope and addressing an enormous range of writers, thinkers, and artists, this book is the first to establish the outlines of American culture during this pivotal period"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Contents Prologue: Fun to Be Free -- 1. From Depression to War -- 2. ETHIOPIA, Lift Your Dark-Night Face -- 3. Americans in Spain -- 4. Munich on Broadway -- 5. The War of Words -- 6. The People's Culture -- 7. Across the Pacific -- 8. The Axis Conquest of Europe I -- 9. The Axis Conquest of Europe II -- Epilogue: The American Lebensraum.
ISBN 9781316050811 (electronic bk.)
1316050815 (electronic bk.)
9781316320044 (electronic bk.)
1316320049 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 906944196
Additional Format Print version: Takayoshi, Ichiro. American writers and the approach of World War II, 1930-1941 9781107085268 (DLC) 2014035120 (OCoLC)892055697.

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